Monday, March 27, 2006

Kitchen Concept: Latex Glove Manual Jar / Bottle Cap Opener

Hi All,

This concept is one of those "Aha!" moments for its simplicity sake. Picture a latex glove that is thicker than the typical surgical latex hospital gloves. More so like a rubberized / latex material for hands of various adult sizes. The palm area of this manual jar / bottle cap opener glove has a ribbed gripping surface.

So instead of hurrying off to get a wet paper towel, or a butter knife to depressurize the jar lid. Let alone to use one of those expensive electric jar openers. That are no good when the power is out. For which this jar / bottle cap opener glove can be used in like a disaster relief kit for households.

One just puts on this latex like glove and voila one is able to grip and open those pesky jars and bottles. Of course the kitchen jar / bottle opener glove can be offered in right or left hand models. Including various appealing designs besides a generic white colored glove.

Electronic Protection Concept: Electronic Vibrating Anklets For Those With Restraining Orders

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This concept of mine is from my library of older concepts in reams of note pads. The concept for today applies itself to those with legal restraining orders against them. Where legally they are prohibited from going into the proximity of the person who feels victimized. Be it a well documented case of domestic violence, stalkers, or other cases of potential violence.

We all have been to a restaurant where often we're told that the waiting time is so and so minutes. Than we're handed a wafer like electronic like coaster that vibrates and lights up when our turn is up to be sitted. Now taking inspiration from these wafer electronic alerts in the restaurant industry. We morph that with an electronic anklet similar to what those who are under "house arrest" wear. But in this case both the issuer and recipient of the restraining order are required to wear this electronic anklet bracelet.

So if a predator stalker, boyfriend or husband is closing in on the yardage restriction of proximity of a restraining order in effect. Than as they get closer the monitoring agency will start to receive color coded signal alerts from what the US government uses for the national "Terror Alert". IE green (low), blue (guarded), yellow (elevated), orange (high), red (severe). Both parties of the issuer and recipient of the restraining order wearing the anklets will start to receive alerts at the yellow (elevated) level. For example at the yellow status alert the anklets will begin to create a benign light show on the electronic anklet. At orange (high) alert the anklet will go beserk in the lightshow effect. At red (severe) alert the proximity anklet will be in full alert mode with the lights and vibrations.

At the monitoring agency they'll receive their first alerts during the yellow (elevated) stage. If it continues to orange (high) alert than the police squad car is dispatched immediately to track down the aggressor. At red (severe) alert it is treated as a crime in progress with all appropiate agencies involved. Be it rape crisis agencies, or for battered woman, or family crisis to be ready to document the incident and arrest the aggressor.

The electronic anklet could also be developed as a wrist watch type of device. Of course it couldn't be removed just like those under house arrest. So the electronic alert anklet or bracelet is for short to mid-term usage only. Since a long term use would be very obtrusive for both parties and/or have pyschological impacts. That is until a surgical implant is developed for under the skin for a similar alerting device with restraining orders.

Jewels of Truth Quotations & Favorite Quotes Of The Day

Hello All,

Since I've got the word out that this blog exists beyond the usual search engine submissions. I need to update the blog at least for the next couple of weeks. Here are two more new quotes of my own penship. Besides a couple more quotations from those whom I value their insight for the human condition.

741) Spontaneity of action in the pursuit of social governance is key for those who value dignity above pragmatic conduct. It is the fresh air one needs to rejuvenate one's hope in governance no matter the scale of the endeavor. If not dogmatic rigid approaches of political conduct choke the life out of its people and issues facing the loyal and adamant of heart. ---Ivan / Atrayo.

742) Without abundance in one's heart much less on the level playing field of a nation and its people. There can not be the pursuit of liberty in all its forms vital to any representative democracy. For without a prosperous spirit there is little charity much less service to each other in seeking personal liberty. ---Ivan / Atrayo.


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I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong. ---Abraham Lincoln.

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence but rather we have those because, we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit. ---Aristotle.

Let us learn to skillfully draw good out of what would otherwise cause us harm. ---St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier. "Embrace the World"

Friday, March 10, 2006

Cable Or Satellite TV Service Plan Concept: TV With No More Advertising

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Right now American consumers if not other's in Europe or elsewhere have access to DVR (TiVo like) or digital video recorder technology. Where they just fast forward enmasse past unwelcomed and unsoliticited television advertising that keep the cable channels broadcasting. Before VOD (Video on Demand) technology begins to roll-out across our nation again with limited or zero advertising. There is another unimplemented alternative for cable and satellite TV service providers to pursue.

That is a premium service for subscribers to pay a monthly fee above what they pay already on their TV bills. Where TV ad spots would exist cable (or satellite) TV subscribers would manually choose a music channel to play during a program intermission for advertising. For example Comcast my local cable TV provider offers "Music Choice" to it's digital cable subscribers. Which is a slew of music genre channels with no advertising what so ever. Now consider this premium service where customers can pay upwards to $10 dollars US a month to block out intrusive TV advertising. That the cable and network channels have to broadcast otherwise they go off the air. In the meanwhile until Cable and Network television find another revenue model to keep broadcasting.

Cable and Satellite subscribers can block out akin to a parental lock all TV ad spots. Where that filler TV time plays a commercial free music channel of the choice of the customer. Or it can play a news channel like CNN or Headline news without including those prospective channels advertising. Akin to having 24/7 news channels on a content cache of programming omitting their advertising. So whilst the TV viewer with this service plan enters an ad spot period they can watch news or what have you during this break period.

This has never been done to my knowledge lest even discussed as I understand it. Besides it may consist of little upgrading to cable or satellite TV service providers to offer such a service plan. Since it is practically an "Oxymoronic" concept where cable and satellite television subscribers have to pay to watch advertising on the TV programming they enjoy.

Jewels of Truth Quotations & Favorite Quotes Of The Day

Hello All,

Here is another iteration of the "Jewels of Truth & Favorite Quotes of the Day" segment. May you enjoy it as I have enjoyed writhing them up.

739) A man's (woman's) purpose is two fold, first to serve himself as best he can without committing offense to himself or others. Second, to serve others with a good heart as a means of personal soulful enrichment. This is the purposeful life that liberates all who beckon it fruitfully. --- Ivan / Atrayo.

740) Winning in life should not be dictated by the standards of a society, especially by others. Winning is a personal choice set by hopefully modest gains dictated by worthy goals that are achievable by an individual. And, winning must not come at an expense too great to pay. Lest one reaps hardship and regret along the way. By pursuing objectives that are punitive rather than complimentary in nature. Winning is a personal benchmark always to be valued but not exalted above others. --- Ivan / Atrayo.

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Outwardly one's life may suffer every kind of limitation, from bodily paralysis to miserable surroundings, but inwardly it is free in meditation to reach out to a sphere of light, beauty, truth, love, and power. --- Paul Brunton. "Meditations for People in Crisis"

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about. --- Dale Carnegie.

Prediction / Commentary On US Outsourcing & Offshoring Of Jobs.

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For one I enjoy the news from CNN "Lou Dobbs" program. With that Lou Dobbs aggressive stance albeit insensitive at times is part of what I consider an example of the "fourth estate" of investigative journalism vital to any democracy as in an informed citizenry.

I hardly have in the past of this blog site have made commentary statements. Although I may have made a couple predictions here and there I believe. This post is amongest those on the topic of US jobs if not soon to be: European, Canadian, & Austalian labor markets to follow. Being offshore where on a wholesale basis US based multi-national companies go offshore. And/or send middle class jobs abroad to the eventual point that the US economy will begin hemorrhaging lacking a middle class.

To use a current analogy that Lou Dobbs is very adamant against "Illegal Aliens" versus legal immigrants. Where Mexico last year received worker remittances totally around 16 billion dollars US. Exceeding the combined incomes of Mexico's petroleum industry on an annual basis. Expect that within a decade when outsourcing and offshoring becomes the standard norm in the USA. That US workers will join the leagues of developing nations sending workers overseas like they do in Asia and the Middle East. But in this case US overseas workers will be remitting their incomes to their US based families. Much like many illegal immigrants do today in the US with my example above with Mexico.

There is so much exploitation of either side of the fence on the issues with capitalism world wide. That the US may need to develop a 21st Century version of "Affirmative Action" for the US worker. Otherwise due to economic discrimation more US firms and jobs will continue to be sent overseas. Causing this nation to lose super power status and return to Industrial Nation status in the global community of nations.

However I clearly understand where thousands of years ago historically where Chinese and Indian dominance as civilizations in the ancient world occurred. Like a pendulum on the historical scale they are reverting back to such a super power status. This can not be stopped nor should it be stopped for the well being of the world and the citizens of those nations. However it shouldn't be a "Win / Lose" scenario for us either to the point our nation if not the Western Hemisphere goes down the tubes in the process. Of course greed, corruption, power, and influence may be "some" of the motivators for this current global paradigm shift of super power status. As it always has occurred through out history the just will benefit in the end. While the injust benefit during the short to mid-term periods of growth.